Monday, April 07, 2008

Surfing Samarai Robots

Cow has been reading the trio of books by Mel Gilden. As always, you can find anything on the Internet, even a review by somebody else who just read them too.

If you are a Raymond Chandler fan, you might enjoy the adventures of Zoot Marlowe, alien being raised on 1930's radio shows, come to earth in the 1980's because Trouble is His Business. And 1980's earth welcomes him with all the hallmarks of the time including surfin' in Malibu, hanging out and chillin' with a Brewski.

There's even talking, gun-toting Gorillas, sure to interest a certain member of Cow's readership.



Blogger Gorilla Bananas said...

How disappointing. We gorillas are virtual pacifists compared with the average gunfighter. Having a gorilla as a shaolin monk would have made more sense.

2:37 PM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

In the book the Gorillas were victims of a gene experiment trying to have hair grow on bald men.

So perhaps training as a Shaolin would have helped them come to peace with their victimhood, lay down their shotguns and become leaders of a peaceful free world.

Ya never know.


2:51 PM  
Blogger Sandi said...

Sounds (and looks) like a well written comic book. I don't mean that in a bad way.
How did you find this, cow? Was it a recommendation?

8:34 PM  
Blogger Sandi said...

(read my blog ... mayberry made me do it)

7:55 AM  
Blogger From the Doghouse said...

The cover reminds me of an old Flash Gordon serial.

8:07 AM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

Ah, it's not a comic, but a regular chapter book, though the cover does look like a comic, true. Sandi, found in a box of science-fiction books...

Flash Gordon, Cow hasn't read but has heard of. Sounds good though...


8:23 AM  
Blogger Kevin Musgrove said...

If possible, try and get sight of collections of the 30s and 40s Flash Gordon comic strips that were fabulously drawn by Alex Raymond and, later, Mac Raboy.

4:57 AM  
Blogger Watercolor said...

I think Cow is ignoring that Sandi tagged her...

8:34 PM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

Sorry Watercolor and Sandi, not ignoring, just swamped with "real-life" work at the offense meant!


10:23 AM  
Blogger Sandi said...

None taken. Blog at your leisure. :)

9:06 AM  
Blogger Watercolor said...

:) i am in the boat with you cow!! do cows get in boats.......?

6:05 PM  
Blogger Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

Gorillas are more prone to being Gentleman detectives, I think.

7:30 AM  

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